UPDATED: Mar 26, 2020
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35 years is a long time.
Think about some of the things that happened or were popular in 1981.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- MTV began
- Prince Charles and Lady Diana married
- Hall & Oates
- The Rubik’s Cube
- Donkey Kong
A lot can happen in that time of time. The fall of The Soviet Union. The Internet. Mobile phones. Emoji. 35-yr term life insurance.
Yes, you read that right. You can now buy term life insurance with a term period of 35 years from American General Life Insurance Company.
Until now, the longest term period available was 30 years. But with the new term length, you can lock in a low rate up to age 45 and keep it until you are 80 years old.
Will you need term life insurance for 35 years?
Maybe and maybe not. It all depends on your unique circumstances. Things to consider include:
- How many years until your youngest child leaves home?
- How many years until all your children (and perhaps grandchildren) graduate college?
- How many years until you pay off your mortgage?
- How many years until you retire?
This is a start, but there’s more to it. Thankfully, we’ve written a thorough guide to help you find out how long you will need term life insurance.
It’s important to note that you are never ‘stuck’ in a policy for the entire term length. Meaning, you can always cancel the policy before the term expires without incurring any penalties or fees. Most life insurance companies will refund any unused premiums as well. Just in time for last-minute holiday shopping!